How Do You Like to Picture Jesus?

There is a hilarious scene in the movie Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby, where Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and the rest of the cast describe how they picture Jesus. If you haven’t seen this movie, and are looking for some mind-numbingly stupid entertainment I suggest this movie. It is a hilarious film, and I put part of the clip below where John C. Reilly describes how he pictures Jesus.

Even though this is an obviously ridiculous portrayal of Jesus that was meant to be funny (I think it is), it can show us something. The point of bringing up that movie was that people all picture Jesus in different ways. I recently read a post on Catholic Sistas that talked about picturing Jesus as strong, tall, and muscular. The author’s point was that she wants her children to grow up trying to be like Jesus, and that she doesn’t like the “hippie Jesus” image that is often used. She wants her boys to have a strong, masculine role model, so she pictures Jesus as that. How do you picture Jesus?


  1. I think of a kind older brother – always dependable.